Wireless Network Settings

April 2, 2009 at 18:33:13
Specs: Windows XP
Hello. I am on Windows XP, connected wirelessly to the Internet via a Linksys wcg200 router. Everything has always worked wonderfully until recently, when my cousin started messing around in the Windows networking settings. He was supposedly making my connection more secure (though I'm not sure that he actually did).

For a day, I couldn't even get online. Now I have created a new wireless network, and can at least get online. But my speeds are 1013 Kbs for download and -1307 Kbs for uploads. SLOW.

The signal strength is "very good." I am now 95% positive that this has to do with some setting that he changed.

Also, not sure if this matters, but in ipconfig, my ethernet adapter is in a media disconnected state.

Please help!


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#1
April 2, 2009 at 19:59:43
Where is your cousin now? Did you ask him what he did? Do you think he even knows what he did?

If it says media disconnected, check the drivers in the device manager first.

Edit: I just thought of something else. What about a restore point?


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#2
April 2, 2009 at 23:00:03
My cousin says he "did so much, it'd be hard to pinpoint it." I think he thinks he knows much more about computers than he actually does. I've definitely learned my lesson about letting him touch my computer....

Anyway, I have tried system restore several times, from several different restore points, but (as is typical with my computer), it is unable to restore.

I did check all the network adapters in the device manager, and all seemed to be OK. Is there any other device I should check?


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#3
April 3, 2009 at 06:01:59
Run iponfig /all and post the output. Maybe I can see something.

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#4
April 3, 2009 at 07:37:06
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Laptop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.sc.comcast.net.

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Cont
roller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-11-43-7A-C9-43

Ethernet adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : hsd1.sc.comcast.net.
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Car
d
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-90-4B-D7-CC-14
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.10
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . : 255.255.255.0
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 68.87.68.162
68.87.74.162
68.87.64.196
?
?
?
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Friday, April 03, 2009 10:24:06 AM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Friday, April 03, 2009 11:24:06 AM

Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF-FF
Dhcp Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
IP Address. . . . . . . . . . . . : ?
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled


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#5
April 3, 2009 at 08:08:03
The media disconnect refers to the wired connection (cat5). It shouldn't be connected when you are using wireless.

You're wireless adapter information looks good. Download TCPOptimizer.exe from www.speedguide.net
Run it & make the recommended changes.


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#6
April 3, 2009 at 08:44:19
The media disconnect refers to the wired connection (cat5). It shouldn't be connected when you are using wireless.

Agreed. In fact, I would disable the wired NIC while connecting wirelessly.


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#7
April 6, 2009 at 20:55:42
This is the first time I've even been able to get online since last week. I will have to download the optimizer from another computer and bring it to this one. I will try that. Thank you all for your help. I'll let you know how it turns out once I'm able to get online for a substantial amount of time.

Thanks again.


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#8
April 7, 2009 at 20:47:40
Here's how I fixed the problem: Downloaded Ashampoo WinOptimizer Platinum Suite trial and ran the Internet Tuner, reseting all my adapters to Windows defaults. Magic!

I hope this helps someone in the future!


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